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Yukon holds off ferocious comeback attempt at Norman

The Yukon boys basketball team got their first win of the young season on Tuesday night with a 69-66 victory at Norman.

The road-win improves the Millers’ record to 1-1 on the year.

In the first quarter, it was all Yukon, as they dominated the Tigers on both ends of the floor. The Millers were utilizing their athleticism and size in the paint to control the game. After one quarter of play, the score was 21-11 YHS.

It was much of the same in the second quarter, as Yukon continued to dominate the game. The Millers were playing a strong high-low game with the big men and their guards and their guards were knocking down open shots from the perimeter, which enabled YHS to build a 15-point halftime lead at 40-25.

In the third quarter, Norman began to cut into the Yukon lead. The outside shots weren’t falling for the Millers and the Tigers began to create good shots of their own, as they cut the lead to seven points at 52-45 going into the final quarter.

The fourth quarter was a wild one, as the Tigers came all the way back to even take the lead on the Millers at one point but Yukon responded by pounding the ball inside to their center Cameron Martin and they were able to hold off the pesky Norman team with a three-point victory.

The five starters in the game for Yukon were Vernon Turner, Rickey Jones, Jordan Williams, Daunte McGee and Cameron Martin.

“We knew we weren’t going to keep making shots the way we were in the first half,” Yukon coach Scott Raper said. “We played about as well as we can in the first two quarters with our ball movement and defense but we didn’t execute the way we needed to in the second half and they got back in the game. I thought we showed some toughness with the way we fought through adversity and getting the win.”

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